How to carve ornaments?

How to carve ornaments?
 There are different types of wood carving techniques to receive the carvings you want. And in this blog we want to share with you about how to carve ornaments.
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How to carve ornaments?

Interested in wood carving for beginners, as a rule, people without an art education. For them, this art is a hobby. Due to the fact that the knowledge of most of these carvers is scattered, we will try to streamline them. There is nothing complicated about wood carving itself. Even in stone processing, at first they used the techniques to which they had long been accustomed.
How to carve patterns?

Drawing a pattern on a wooden blank

Today, this art form is of genuine interest, despite the fact that many skills are already being lost.

Generally speaking, woodcarving can be attributed to plastic art. Traditionally, relief and are distinguished. A beginner carver should first master the techniques of creating a relief.

This technique has several threading options:

The list doesn't end there. There are still a lot left behind. From the names you can understand how this or that performance technique differs. The classification is often complicated by the fact that our country is large. The names of the same technique may differ in different regions. However, the essence does not change, so we outline the general methods of work.

All novice carvers are introduced to geometric carving. She is simple but beautiful.
This type of thread is divided into three types:

  • contour;
  • trihedral-notched;
  • nail or staple.

For execution you will need:

  • linden board;
  • jamb knife;
  • ruler and pencil.

Drawings are applied to the board in the form of a geometric pattern. The carver can invent it on their own or copy the one they like. You don't need to tackle complex elements right away if you don't have skills and your hand is not firm enough.
Wood carving patterns

Several ornaments for wood carving

The board should be smooth. Such a surface is achieved by planing. In no case should you sand the surface with sandpaper. If abrasive particles remain in the fibers, they will prevent clean and tidy threads. In addition, the cutting edge of the knife will dull faster.

Novice carvers are advised to choose hardwood to make geometric patterns.

They allow you to draw straight lines with a knife. Creating straight lines on softwood planks is much more difficult. So, the tip of the knife cuts vertically into the surface. Depth - 1.5-2 mm. Then the entire line is cut, the knife is pulled towards us. The blade is tilted at an angle of 40 °. Movements should be smooth. Note that you need to start and finish the line with the tip of a knife.

Having made one line or notch, we make the next. Only now the inclination of the blade should be in the opposite direction. The shavings will separate, and a geometric depression will appear on the board. If the edges are clear and the surface is shiny, then everything was done correctly. Gradually cut out the entire element, and then completely the ornament.